Update: Yep, this was an April Fool's prank – not that many of your were fooled!
Original Story: Following the report from a few days ago that Nintendo is planning to bring some major Mario titles to Switch this year to mark the character's 35th birthday, we've been given a bit more information from a source familiar with the matter which suggests Nintendo is casting its net even wider than originally expected.
Our source has told us that alongside the likes of Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo will be bringing some of the plumber's other '90s adventures to Nintendo Switch Online. These include the SNES outing Mario is Missing!, Mario's Time Machine and the Philips CD-i release Hotel Mario. It is also believed that Nintendo is working on a brand-new title which pulls in elements of all of these games, with the current working title New Super Mario Bros. is Missing! + Bowser's Minions HD Remix.
Our source – who wishes to remain nameless – told us the following:
Nintendo has realised that consistently providing quality Mario games has led to the series becoming a little stale and tired. So, it has decided to unearth hidden gems from Mario's past to balance things out and liven things up. Those old enough to recall these 'games' will be thrilled by the immersive educational entertainment while younger players will marvel at an alternate Mario history that might have been.
Even more excitingly, it is believed that Nintendo is dusting off the unreleased CD-i titles Mario Wacky Worlds and Mario Takes America for his 35th anniversary, giving fans the chance to get their hands on two cancelled titles from the mascot's shady past.
While these hardly qualify as some of the best of the character's adventures, they're nonetheless part of his history – so it's great that Nintendo is looking to bring them back to life via the Switch.
Whoops, forgot April fools is already happening other places. .
I just remembered it’s April 1st already in the UK. Almost had me. The +Bowser’s Minions part gave it away, haha.
Nice try... Ha ha
It's April Fools in Australia so there's no way this isn't fake. That said, I would love the chance to play these as well.
EDIT: I can't believe NL doesn't have the gall to say April Fools. C'mon guys, everyone knows this is fake, it's not gonna be another Flipnote situation.
My dreams are finally coming true
Bahaha. Good one.
Would love all these games plus way more.
Mario's Time Machine is the worst thing I remember about my first PC
Take my money
Good one, I actually thought this was just plain snark towards the rumourmongers but I forgot it’s April Fools!
Haha nice try! Nintendo updating NSO with new games is clearly an April Fools joke! Oh wait...that wasnt the joke?
Ugh... This got my hopes up, then I checked the time in England.
“Nintendo has realised that consistently providing quality Mario games has led to the series becoming a little stale and tired.“
This was the dead giveaway.
This almost got me.
I got legit excited about Mario is Missing. Completely forget about April Fool’s with all this stuff going on. I loved Mario is Missing as a kid and was hoping I could let my son play as it is educational.
While this is obviously a gag, I still have hopes that there's a remaster of Sunshine in the works.
These games are legendary thanks to AVGN and others. Would love to try Mario is Missing.
Looooooool you goooooot meeeee, agh!
I mean it's still the 31st here, so I had to scroll through the comments before I got the joke.
Good one, NL. Good one.
I wonder if we will get the masterpiece known as Hotel Mario
Almost got me (still March where I am).
This might be the best April Fool’s yet since it falls right in line with the actual leak about the HD remasters. Had me for a second, kudos to the author.
April Fool's, y'all
Hopefully this means the other leak is an April Fool's Day joke too. More new good Mario games, fewer ports.
It's "mamma mia", with a double M.
Oh damn, you got me. haha
It's still March in America, but luckily my knowledge of time zones has saved me this time!
I keep forgetting you guys are in the UK so it's April 1st there already. Still march in Texas, y'all XD
Ok so this is April Fools news, but what about yesterday’s news about Nintendo re-releasing the 3D Mario games? Was that an April Fool’s joke too?
@Don I'm not holding my breath, so I guess it is (maybe)...
Missed opportunity: IMO, if it is an April Fools joke, EVERY video link MUST link you to RickRoll.
@Andrew_R_2000 This. I give this article a 3/10.
Re-Releasing Mario Takes America is a message to Gamevice.
I forgot the U.K. is 5 hours ahead! Good one NL.
Ok ok.....it was me guys, im the source
"By Jove, Watson! I've found the April Fools article!"
Good job though guys, that was a clever article!
@Euler what's so wrong with remasters? Nintendo's remastered tons of Zelda games over the years. Now I think it's Mario's turn
In before this turns out to be the real rumor.
Nope, dont believe it. Nice try. You dont have me fooled.
Cute. Happy April 1.
I hate April 1, just because of all the ‘fake-news’.
Good ol april's fool
There some thing of the past that should STAY forgotten.
Happy April Fools!!! But seriously, bring back Hotel Mario.
You got me there.
Instantly seen this and could tell it was an April fool's joke
Welp, all hope is lost then...
Spoiler: Yes, I know what today is...
marios time machine was a game i could never figure out. what to do or how to progress. lost asf in that game on how to even play.
rim shot wakka wakka
I wouldn't believe it even if today wasn't April Fool's day.
You know id love to play the Mario edutainment games and the CDi Marios hotel. It'd be an experience for better or worse, but the ability to actually play CDi games is something Nintendo really should look into.
It's nice of Doug Bowser to invite us over to Switch Online, eh Luigi?
Okay... You got me there, forgot it was april 1st
You know what they say, all toasters toast toast!
I was looking for your usual April fools jokes and spotted this one !
Haha! nice one.
Calendar dates, & all that...
Obviously this is quite likely an April Fools wind up but for the record in no way would the SNES version of Mario is missing be classed as a hidden gem haha
I would love to see a Hotel Mario 2 or a port of the Virtual Boy release.
Whacky Worlds would be ace.
I always thought it was never finished.
Jokes aside, as a kid I owned "Mario's Time Machine" and I quite enjoyed it. 🤷♂️
"Our source – who wishes to remain nameless"
Almost had me there. Well played 👏
I can't wait to play Hotel Marlo on my Nintindo Svitch two weeks ago.
Come on guys at least try to come up with an good joke for april foolsday as you dropped the ball at the mention of mario is missing. Even worse was the mention of hotel mario
That’s my favourite kind of April fools... the kind of prank nobody should be upset by when it’s proven false.
I find April Fools pretty pointless most of the time, but this was actually worth it if only for that fake title. New Super Mario Bros. is Missing! + Bowser's Minions HD Remix. Gave me a smile.
Yeah, right! April, April.
I saw a german website already copying and believing this news though..
There's no way this can be real bc Nintendo only re-releases/remakes games if there original sale numbers are huge. Also the leak that said that all the 3d games (64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1+2 3D world) are ALL going to get remade THIS YEAR!? Um, yeah no I don't think so. That clearly was an April fool's joke as well. I mean the Big N can't just slap on a new HD graphics pack on the game and call it a day. Oh heck NO! They have to make brand new HD models and re-dev the games to work on switch hardware. It takes YEARS to remake a game. Case in point, Mario Kart 8 to 8DX (2013-2017) was 4 years! So I think that it would be smart for them just to re-release the games UNTOUCHED on the e-shop if they're iconic right? Also wouldn't releasing just Mario games make people tired of Mario?
just make a brand new 2d mario with non-generic art style
It’s a shame this is an April fools joke because Mario Paint would be great on the Switch
good joke, mr joker
The need to throw in the Mario typing game as well. That would be a blast to play on the Switch!
I need a new switch, mine is bricking...
@Andrew_R_2000 Either that or the "Ralph Breaks the Internet" version.
I actually fell for this. Wow. First time I fell for an april fools joke in years!
You almost had me. 😆
Wow, if you didn't know it was a April Fool's joke by the third sentence, then perhaps you have been in self-isolation too long.
Welcome to the S*&t show.
@thesilverbrick I know. I just joked about Mario is Missing and when I saw this now I was like, "No, please, I didn't mean it!"
@HammerKirby Would rather they spend the time and resources making a new game, not a rehash with just enough new content so that you're missing something if you don't buy it but not enough so that it's worth $80 (a very anti-consumer practice). That goes for Mario or Zelda.
Yeah yeah yeah... At least we're getting Wacky Worlds
Hope this flies.
Too bad this is a joke. I may be a little nostalgically attached to Mario is Missing...
I was actually getting hyped for the CD-i Nintendo ports since i always wanted to have an opportunity at trying out those games first hand, until i saw that silly title... you guys got me good! 🤣
April 1st has to be the second worst day of the year, the absolute worst of course being on the 20th.
It is truly amazing that any adult would ever perpetuate April Fool's jokes. Can we finally being this day to an end?
Review bombing is done by "angry unsatisfied people". This comment sounds more like a joke.
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